The Costa Rican Association of Electronics Engineering (AsoElectronica), will hold the traditional ceremony of the National Electronics Award – 2017 Edition, on Wednesday, November 15th, at the Auditorium of the Colegio de Ingenieros y Arquitectos, in Curridabat.

This is Costa Rica's most important award in the Electronic Engineering area.
AsoElectrónica Costa Rica Award – 2017 Edition

This award recognizes, values, and awards the most outstanding projects in the career of electronic engineering and related careers nationwide, which have generated a positive impact on the work and promotion of the profession. The objective of this event is to promote the state of the art in Electronics Engineering and related careers at a national level, through an award for the best projects that will make a positive contribution at a national level.

For this year, the category of student projects will be awarded based on the verdict of the qualifying jury, which will evaluate each of the final projects to determine the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. It should be noted that each category will have an economic award, in addition to the honorable recognition, which will be US$ 500 for the 1st place, US$ 300 for the 2nd place, and US$ 200 for the 3rd place.

It should be noted that the 3 projects that will qualify to define the award order, had to go through a pre-selection process before arriving at the event. For this year, the nominated projects are:

Project 1 – BP1. Speakers: Carol Jiménez Quirós, Karol Quirós Espinoza, and Alejandro Truque Barrantes. Institution: Technological Institute of Costa Rica. Application Area: Medicine and automation. Objective: Design and construction of a hydro-pneumatic plant for the emulation of diseases of the cardiovascular system.

This device is useful to emulate the flowing movement of a cardiovascular system.
Hydro-pneumatic system

Project 2 – SILLATRONIX. Speaker: Moisés Torres Aguilar. Institution: Hispano-American University. Application Area: Microcontrollers. Objective: Design and implementation of a prototype for wheelchair control for people with spinal cord injury.

A prototype controller is usually tested many times before being finally approved.
Controller for wheelchair

Project 3 – CONNECTOR. Speakers: Leonardo Rivera Cordero and Daniel López Cascante. Institution: Hispanoamericana University and EMC TECNOLOGÍA S.A. Application Area: Microcontroller (Arduino & Raspberry Pi3). Objective: Design and implementation of connection system and automatic torque monitoring for the radio frequency test of cables of the company EMC Tecnología S.A., El Coyol de Alajuela.

It is a very useful kit for testing radio frequency cables.
Microcontroller for connection system and automatic torque

The award ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. and is aimed at students, professionals or anyone interested in electronic engineering and related careers. For more information about this award, you can visit the page: www.asoelectronica.cr

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